[packagekit] A new update viewer

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 04:57:55 PST 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 12:26 +0000, James Westby wrote:
> > Yes, it's because package systems suck. Most do this:
> Well yes, but you didn't really address my concerns.

My point was, because we do dddiiiccc we have to show the state in the
package -- if we just show a percentage bar then it'll just get to 100%,
sit there a few minutes, and go back to zero and then 100% again. We
know what it's doing, but I'm sure the users wont.

> > > What is under the "More details" drop-down?
> > 
> > Screenshot attached. We've thinking some of the bugzilla type data
> > belongs in the textbox as clickable links. Ideas welcome.
> I think that's fine. A couple of points if I may:
>   * It took me a moment of reading the version string to 
>     understand what "Updates:" meant, would "Installed Version:"
>     or something do?

Installed version is indeed better.

>   * "Vendor: Bugfix release for gtkhtml" seems wrong to me, what
>     does it link to?

It's the vendor bugzilla. I'm thinking of adding this to the update
text, and removing this from here, something like:

For more information about this update please visit:
* Bugfix release for gtkhtml

With the "Bugfix release for gtkhtml" a hyperlink to the bugzilla bug.

And also do the same for CVE links:

For more information about this security update please visit:
* CVE1321231



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